Voting in Marion County: What you need to know


An unidentified woman raises her arms as she leaves as other people line up for early voting at the Marion County Election Center in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted October 30, 2020 |

Vote-by-Mail

The deadline to request vote-by-mail ballots was Oct. 24. Those ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7 p.m. Election Day. To ensure your ballot is received timely, return to a Secure Mail Ballot Drop Box located at each Early Voting site during early voting hours or at the Election Center, 981 N.E. 16th St., Ocala.

An unidentified woman raises her arms as she leaves as other people line up for early voting at the Marion County Election Center in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

Early Voting

The last day of early voting is Saturday, Oct. 31. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters can cast their ballot at any one of the nine open early voting locations. They are:

  • Marion County Supervisor of Elections headquarters. 981 N.E. 16th St.
  • Belleview Public Library. 13145 S.W. Hwy. 484
  • Deputy Brian Litz Building. 9048 S.W. State Road 200
  • Dunnellon Public Library. 20351 Robinson Road
  • Forest Public Library. 905 S HWY 314A
  • Freedom Public Library. 5870 S.W. 95th St.
  • Reddick Community Center. 4345 N.W. 152nd St.
  • Silver Springs Shores Community Center. 590 Silver Road
  • The Villages Mulberry Center. 8445 S.E. 165th Mulberry Lane

Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all of Marion

County’s 122 precincts at 117 voting locations. Voters will be required to cast a ballot in their home

precinct and are encouraged to look up their assigned voting location and sample ballot before heading to the polls by visiting www.VoteMarion.Gov. In the State of Florida, voters are required to present a current and valid photo and signature identification to vote.

Voter Turnout and Election Results

Unofficial Voter Turnout for the Marion County Nov. 3 General Election can be tracked at www.VoteMarion.Gov/Turnout and is updated every 10 minutes. The first set of unofficial local election results will be posted by 7:30 p.m. at www.VoteMarion.Gov/ElectionResults and updated every 15 minutes until all precincts are completely reported. Vote-by-mail and early voting totals will be reported first, followed by Election Day precinct results. Results are unofficial until the final Canvassing Board meets and certifies the election.